Triangulum Galaxy: Andromeda, Milky Way and Triangulum Galaxy, which is about 3 million LY away, are the three big galaxies of our Local Group of Galaxies, which are gravitationally bound and will eventually probably merge to one gigantic galaxy. Within Triangulum Galaxy one can recognize many star generating regions besides dark dust bands and the spiral structure of the galaxy can also very well be recognized in this face-on view.

For an image with a 20" telescope click here.

Object Triangulum Galaxy
Category Galaxies
Designation M 033
Constellation Triangulum
Optics Vixen R200SS 8 inch f/4.6 with Televue SBIG Paracorr
Mount Takahashi EM-11
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 10 x 10 min (1x1 bin) LPS filter, 6x5min (2x2 bin) each Astrodon True Balance RGB filterset.Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark and Flat Frame
Guiding Selfguiding
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code LRGB
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 19 + 20 Aug 2009
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